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NSWCDD Hosts Virtual OTA Industry Day

DAHLGREN, Va. – Although the pandemic has presented challenges in executing large events, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) successfully launched its first virtual Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Industry Day on September 1, 2020. Key speakers highlighted the OTA’s upcoming Naval Surface Technology and Innovation Consortium Request for Prototype Projects (RPP) 2020 (NSTIC-20) and the importance of supporting the warfighter, warfighting and future fleet.

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NSWC Dahlgren’s OTA Opens the Door to New Business Opportunities

DAHLGREN, Va. (Nov. 20, 2019)– Seeking to find faster routes to emergent, urgent, and innovative naval surface and maritime capabilities, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) recently established a new Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) allowing increased collaboration with a larger industry base generating faster, flexible, and more innovative solutions for the warfighter.

The NSWCDD Naval Surface Technology and Innovation OTA was awarded to the Naval Surface Technology and Innovation Consortium (NSTIC) on June 12 and was showcased at an industry day three months later, at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center in Fredericksburg, VA., attended by more than 300 attendees. The event was designed to bring government, academia, and industry together around mission needs and potential solutions.

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Navy Will Access Surface Warfare Technologies Through OTA Partnership With Industry Consortium


Charleston, SC – Advanced Technology International (ATI) was awarded a new Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Naval Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) to build and manage a naval surface technology consortium focused on developing naval surface and maritime capabilities.

The new consortium will be comprised of small and large businesses, academic institutions, and nonprofits collaborating to improve naval capabilities and deliver innovative solutions across a wide array of technology areas.   Through this OTA, the Navy will fund consortium member efforts to develop and prototype innovative technologies that address current and future threats in the surface and maritime environment.

Initial research opportunities will focus on the following technology areas:

  • Multi-function materials
  • Cyber
  • Big data analytics/Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
  • Directed energy science and engineering
  • Advanced computing and software engineering
  • Autonomous and unmanned systems
  • Electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum
  • Sensor systems
  • Gun and projectile systems
  • Digital engineering
  • Human systems integration
  • Quantum technologies
  • Threat engineering
  • Mission engineering and analysis
  • Integrated warfare systems
  • Virtualization
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Manufacturing
  • Surface offensive and defensive engagements
  • Lethality
  • Launcher technology

“ATI is honored to continue serving the Navy, our longest standing customer, as the manager of this naval surface technology consortium,” said ATI President and CEO, Chris Van Metre. “We look forward to partnering with the NSWC enterprise and the consortium membership to accelerate the collaborative development of innovative technologies needed by America’s naval surface forces.”

All private sector for-profit and not-for-profit companies, small business organizations, and academic institutions with capabilities in any of the technology domains above are encouraged to join the naval surface technology consortium. Membership is free and open to all U.S.-based organizations with relevant expertise.  More information can be found at NSTIC.org, and questions can be submitted to nstic@ati.org.

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